Thursday, June 17, 2010

more than we bargain for

You ain't seen nothing yet!  The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us so much more than we bargained for.  Think about the lame at the gates of the temple putting out his hand to Peter and John for alms.  He certainly got more than he ever dreamed.  Instead of giving the man money, Peter looked down at him and said, "'Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.'  And he took him by the right hand, and alifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him." (Acts 3:1-10)  Imagine what's in store for us.  The tokens already appear.  -El. Jeffrey R. Holland, Suitland, MD Stake Conference, 6 June 2010. 

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